Book Review

ETERNAL BEAST
by Laura Wright

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

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Having completed her original Mark of the Vampire trilogy featuring the Roman brothers, Wright expands her universe to focus on the war brewing between the purebloods and the Impures. The Eternal Order of the Vampires have ruled with iron fists and deadly prejudice, but the seeds of rebellion are growing fast. The protagonists in this story are so damaged, their bitterness and intractability nearly destroys any hope of a romance. A darkly passionate tale indeed!

Impure vampire Gray Donohue is on a mission to bring equality to the existing Eternal Order. He is one of four Impure warriors leading the Resistance, and if progress means destroying the Order, so be it.

Dillon is a pureblood vampire, but she is also a mutore or shapeshifter, something the Order refuses to allow to exist. Dillon and her foster brothers (aka the Beasts) have been raised by Cruen, a former member of the Order who has his own terrible agenda. Dillon wants revenge on those who assaulted her, but her quest and Gray’s mission are on a collision course. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Aug., 368 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: SIGNET ECLIPSE

Published: August 2012

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Eternal Beast

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 2:17pm.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

The discovery of MARK OF THE VAMPIRE will always be a highlight for me. Eternal Hunger was the 1st book of LITERAL ADDICTION's 2nd Reading Event when we were still just a tiny Paranormal BookClub with 8 members. As time has progressed, so has the series, and so has my love for both it and Laura!

Immediately upon finishing this book my exact thoughts were: "Holy cow! Smokin' hot & action packed - an amazing read!" :)

Now I want to break it down for you all, but it's going to be a bit tough without spoilers because SO much happens in this book. I shall do my best though...

The MARK OF THE VAMPIRE world is opened up immensely in this release. There is additional information learned about all facets of the world and its inhabitants and each and every tidbit is titilating and incredible.

For those of you that are up-to-speed on the series, the previous eNovella release, "Eternal Blood", revealed to us that Gray's father was the leader of the Impure Resistance. In Eternal Beast we see Gray with a singleminded purpose and an incredible passion, and not only for his cause!

Dillon is still messed up over the trauma she endured at the end of the last book at the hands of the Senator and just isn't herself. She seeks Grays help as a form of therapy and inevitably, though they fight it every step of the way, they grow even closer.

I can't say much more without ruining things, but I can tell you all this... Dillon and Gray together are UNBELIEVABLE! Smokin' hot, smart, snarky, sexy, sarcastic and just about every other fabulous "S" adjective I can think of. ;-)

There are a lot of new characters introduced in Eternal Beast, as well as additional information on ones that we've met briefly before. It was an incredible installment to the series and there are TONS of directions that Laura could go with things now. I'm SO excited to see what the future holds!

LITERAL ADDICTION gives Eternal Beast a well deserved 5 Skulls. If you haven't experienced this series yet, you are TOTALLY missing out, and you REALLY need to add it to your TBR and find it from your favorite bookseller ASAP!